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IDN Magazine, Clemens Kogler

September 12th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The DVD tipped into this month’s fantastic issue of IDN (fantastic!) has a typical selection of very inspirational work. What stood out for me was a piece by Clemens Kogler called “Le Grand Content.” You can check it out here (along with alot more of Clemen’s fantastic! work: http://www.clemenskogler.net/grandcontentClemens also has a blog that he […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Culture · Graphic Design · Inspiration · Magazines

Casa Brutus

August 30th, 2007 · Comments Off

While browsing the Caina website (what a discovery!) this morning, I came across a very cool magazine, Casa Brutus. This month’s issue features “The Grand Tour with Tadao Ando.” Looks great! You can buy back issues here.

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Books · Culture · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Inspiration · Japan · Magazines

Japan Design: Good Design Award 50 Years

January 4th, 2007 · Comments Off

I missed this last year, but some great stuff. From the outline: “Japan Design: Good Design Award 50 Years is an exhibition produced by the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Japan’s foremost design awards, the Good Design Awards (also called the G-Mark system). Since 1957, the Good Design Awards […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Culture · Design · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Inspiration · Japan

A Graphic History of Emigre Magazine Compiled and Designed by Idea.

October 24th, 2006 · 1 Comment

File under: one-good-reason-for-being-up-hours-before-the-sun. I was up checking my email very early this morning (gotta get a head start on the girls) and noticed a message from Emigre. Wha–what’s this? IDEA magazine? Emigre retrospective? Slip case? Limited to 50 numbered copies? I grabbed my credit card and hoped I would be quick enough… I was! It’s […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Books · Design · Graphic Design · Inspiration · Magazines · Surprising · Typography

We Feel Fine

September 28th, 2006 · Comments Off

This makes me feel fine. My oh my. What a display of design & technology. Just beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Congratulations to the creators.

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Culture · Graphic Design · Interactive · Web Design

E-boy: Isometric art at its best

August 16th, 2006 · Comments Off

Following a link on Kottke, I discovered the insane world of Eboy. Have a good look, and make sure to click on the full-size versions of each. Some highlights: NYC Communication City Singapore

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Design · Graphic Design

Logos being Web 2.0′d

July 26th, 2006 · Comments Off

I remember Kottke had a post about a page of Web 2.0 company logos, and noticed that the “…names sound like a bunch of companies that make children’s toys (which when you think about it, isn’t too far from the truth).” Beyond that, they tend to have a similar art direction: bright colours, lots of […]

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Tags: 2.0 · Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Branding · Funny · Graphic Design · Typography

van der Leek stamp released by Canada Post

June 28th, 2006 · Comments Off

My old boss, and all-round great guy, Kevin van der Leek sees his hard work come to fruition with a beautiful new stamp for the Vancouver Aquarium’s 50th Anniversary. Congratulations Kevin!Full press release below: Vancouver Aquarium: 1956-2006 Article published in Canada’s Stamp Details (Vol. XV No 2; April to June 2006) As a frequent visitor […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Canada · Design · Friends · Graphic Design

[Heroes] John Maeda

May 11th, 2006 · Comments Off

“The greatest form of education, whatever field it may be design, education, economics, science or what not, occurs when you have the fortune of meeting great people. Period. You will find great people by being earnest in your work, humble in attitude, and doing your best in all situations. You will find great people by […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Culture · Design · Graphic Design · Heroes · Interactive · Japan

American Society of Magazine Editors Unveils Top 40 Magazine Covers of the Last 40 Years

October 19th, 2005 · Comments Off

There are some obvious choices in here – I would give George Lois the entire top ten, but the significance of John Lennon posing for that photo on what would be the last day of his life is a moment to be cherished. Congratulations to Annie Leibovitz. See the complete gallery here.

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Contests · Design · Fashion · Graphic Design · Magazines

The Scourge of Arial

August 10th, 2005 · Comments Off

“True to its heritage, Arial gets chosen because it’s cheap, not because it’s a great typeface.”

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Design · Graphic Design · Typography

vllg

July 15th, 2005 · Comments Off

A new type collective, featuring work by Rick Valicenti and Keith Tam (ECIAD alumni – woohoo!).

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Friends · Graphic Design · Typography

Meet The World Flag Project

June 28th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Amazing. Another one of those “wish I’d thought of that first” ideas. Click on the title for more samples.

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Culture · Design · Graphic Design · Ideas · Inspiration

Vancouver 2010 Logo revealed

April 25th, 2005 · Comments Off

Well, the Vancouver 2010 logo was officially revealed in Vancouver on Saturday, much to the chagrin of Canada’s professional graphic design body, the GDC (Society of Graphic Designers of Canada). The GDC website has several articles relating directly to competitions of this nature. The rest of the professional design world stood up to support the […]

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